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dc.contributor.author Almubayei, Dalal S.
dc.date.accessioned 2008-11-21T23:14:25Z
dc.date.available 2008-11-21T23:14:25Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.citation Almubayei, Dalal S. 2007. Language and the shaping of the Arab-American identity. UTA Working Papers in Linguistics 2.91-119. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10106/1198
dc.description.abstract This study is an attempt to shed light on the interaction between language and the ethnic, cultural, and religious identities of Arab-Americans. It employs two focus groups consisting of Arab-Americans who share a group dialogue about the aspects of language and identity. The groups differ in terms of two variables: age and generation. Participants shared their experiences, life stories, feelings, and perspectives about the role of Arabic and English in their lives. The older participants emphasized a concern of language and ethnic identity loss among their U.S. born children, while younger participants talked about the importance of Arabic to belong and identify with first-generation parents and other Arabs in the homelands. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Linguistics & TESOL en_US
dc.subject linguistics en_US
dc.subject sociolinguistics en_US
dc.subject language communities en_US
dc.subject Arab-American identity en_US
dc.subject arabic language en_US
dc.subject english language en_US
dc.subject code-switching en_US
dc.title Language and the shaping of the Arab-American identity en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US

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